Wilmington police reports

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly proven guilty in court. Incidents are presumed to be under investigation. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently received the following reports:

• At 1:01 a.m. on April 4, police were called to the 100 block of West Fulton Street for a suspicious vehicle complaint. Authorities spoke with a 42-year-old female resident who stated that a gray Mazda pulled into the driveway and occupants abandoned the vehicle. According to the report, authorities found several items including drug paraphernalia. The officer also found an operator’s license belonging to 28-year-old Goshen female. Later in the night, the officer at a different complaint was told by dispatch that a male and female subject got in the car and left. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office told Wilmington Police that the female subject was known to drive that vehicle and to be around drug houses and to be a user. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office late advised that they found the vehicle at a campground with the female subject in the vehicle and the male running off.

• Authorities were called to a restaurant at the 1300 block of Rombach Avenue for a call about a disorderly customer at 8:13 p.m. on April 4. According to the report, a 52-year-old New Vienna female was being rude to the employees, complaining about her food and the service, and was cursing loudly. The manager advised they asked her to be polite due to it being a family restaurant, or she would call the police. The report indicates the customer was with a male who was not causing any problems. Officers told the female that the manager wanted her to leave, she said she was done and waiting for the check. Officers walked the couple to the register, the male paid for the food, authorities got her name, and the two left.

• At 8:20 p.m. on April 4, police responded to the 300 block of Charles Street on the report of a male subject “slapping himself.” Police arrived on the scene and found a 39-year-old male resident who, according to the report, was slapping his arm to find a vein to inject heroin. A squad was dispatched to the residence to make sure the male was OK. The responding officer reportedly seized multiple drug items and instruments. The male was charged with one count of drug/narcotic violation and two counts of drug equipment violation.

• At 10:20 p.m. on April 3, police responded to the 1300 block of Westmoor Street in Wilmington to a report of a property damage to a mailbox and post. According to the report, a 52-year-old female resident stated that she and others returned from a Cincinnati Reds game around 8 p.m. and saw that their mailbox was in place and undamaged at the end of their driveway. Then sometime after 8 p.m. it appears that a vehicle may have struck the post and the mailbox.

• At 11:05 p.m. on April 4, a burglary at the 200 block of Burdel Drive was reported to authorities. According to the report, possessions belonging to a 51-year-old male resident, valued at an estimated $11,400, were stolen from his residence. These items included a MacPro, an Escort Radar Detector, an iPod, a “Mac Touch” computer, and a jar of change estimated at $200. The report notes that the resident’s back door had $250 worth of damage to it.

• Police responded to the Historical Society on Locust Street at 7:41 a.m. on April 5 in reference to a vandalism call. According to the report, an employee stated that someone painted symbols on the back of the building and their storage barn. The employee believed the building painting occurred overnight, but wasn’t sure when the barn was painted. The damage was estimated at $400. Later at 2:22 p.m., police were called to the back shed of a shop on the same street where a similar incident happened. Both locations had similarly painted symbols. The shop had video footage of the incident. Police observed a male subject wearing jeans and a dark coat walking up the shed at 5:20 a.m. painting the door and then leaving.

• At 5:59 p.m. on April 5, police responded to the 300 block of Baird Place in Wilmington to a call of an overdose. According to the report, police located a 35-year-old male laying on the floor unresponsive. He had an injury to his right eye, apparently from falling from the toilet. Police located a plunger to a syringe in his right hand. Needles were located under the bathroom cabinet on the floor; next to him was reportedly a red can which contained drugs and paraphernalia which were seized.

The male was revived with Narcan, the officer advised him of his rights and inquired about the needle he used. He was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital. At the hospital, the male advised he was on parole for manufacturing meth. Police informed him to see him about charges after he was released. According to the report, the male had not yet shown up for charges. Multiple drug items and paraphernalia were seized.

• At 5:58 p.m. on April 6, a burglary at the 1-99 block of East Locust Street was reported to police. According to the report, jewelry and DVDs were stolen. The victim is listed as a 30-year-old female resident, and the suspect is listed as a 31-year-old Wilmington male.

• At 1:25 a.m. on April 7, police responded to a possible overdose at the 700 block of West Locust Street. Upon arrival, police found a deceased 33-year-old male.

• A theft at the 300 block of East Locust Street was reported to authorities at 10:14 a.m. on April 7. The report lists a PS3 was stolen from a 38-year-old male resident.

• Authorities were dispatched to the 300 block of East Locust Street at 11:32 a.m. on April 7 for an alleged overdose. According to the report, a 60-year-old female resident was found deceased.

• Police responded to the high school at 3:05 p.m. on April 7 on the report of a 19-year-old female student in possession of drugs. The report indicates that prescription medication was found in her purse and backpack.

• At 5:03 p.m. on April 8, a 20-year-old Wilmington female told authorities that she had been receiving calls from her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend on a restricted line. According to her, she said he called her wanting to talk and threatened to “take care of” a guy she was seeing. Authorities made contact with him and told him to have no further contact, he said he understood.

• At 8:52 p.m. on April 8, police received a call from a restaurant at the 1200 block of Rombach Avenue saying that they received a call from someone who was upset about an order. According to the caller, the subject threatened to “come back and shoot everyone.” Police advised the caller that if someone looked suspicious to call them.

• At 11:03 p.m. on April 8, a juvenile was arrested for D.U.I., marijuana possession, and tobacco possession.

• At 11:23 p.m. on April 9, police began a drug investigation. The report lists the incident took place at the 300 block of South Mulberry Street, it also lists a 27-year-old Hillsboro male as a suspect. Several items were seized including three handguns, ammunition, multiple drug items, and other items.

Wilmington police also recently charged the following with these alleged crimes:

• David Baker, 35, of Wilmington, was charged with theft by deception.

• Joshua Muncy, 38, of Hillsboro, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

• Kaylynn McGuigan, 20, of Wilmington, was charged with two charges of domestic violence.

• Rahson Staples, 55, of Wilmington, was charged with falsification and misuse of 911.

• Erica Johnson, 39, of Wilmington, was charged with illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering children, and possessing drug abuse instruments.

• David Stidham, 36, of Chillicothe, was charged with unauthorized use of property, obstructing official business, possessing criminal tools, and theft.

• David Gustin, 28, of Blanchester, was charged with theft.

• Ronald Brooks, 30, of Sabina, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

• Amanda Bradley, 29, of Washington Court House, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Zachary White, 23, of Middletown, was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicles-joy riding, endangering children, and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

• Lori Crawford, 32, of Blanchester, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Taylor Hamilton, 22, of Wilmington, was charged with criminal trespass.

• Heather Cole, 22, of Wilmington, was charged with assault and criminal trespass.

• Ashley Walcott, 32, of Nelsonville, was charged with conveyance.


By John Hamilton


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